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Honoring Minnesota Veterans' Voices

March 26, 2013 | By Federal/State Partnership staff

Veterans are an important part of any community, offering unique perspectives and stories. With this in mind, the Minnesota Humanities Center will host an event that celebrates 25 Veterans’ Voices so that they might recognize and honor the next great generation and celebrate the accomplishments of Minnesota veterans. The 25 Veterans’ Voices Award will highlight veterans who have made exceptional contributions to their community. These contributions may come in a variety of forms: business, health care, public safety, education, the arts, and government, just to name a few. These exceptional individuals have not merely returned to civilian life, but are thriving and giving back to their Minnesota communities.

The Minnesota Humanities Center is seeking nominations of Minnesota veterans, age 40 and under, who have made a difference in their community. Selected veterans will be officially recognized at the 25 Veterans’ Voices Award Ceremony to be held on September 11, 2013.

The selection criteria for nominations include:

1. Currently serving, honorable discharge from military service or eligible for upgrade.

2. Actively involved in the community.

3. Must have made a significant difference to advance society in public or private sector.

4. Age 40 and under.

For more information or to nominate a Minnesota veteran, please visit the Minnesota Humanities Center website.